|Exhibition Carnival Papers. Document, words and images of our Carnival and exhibition of posters of the Children’s Day at the Museum Garda
The exhibition will remain open until 8th March from 9 am to 1 pm, Monday to Friday. Special opening on Saturday 14th February from 2.30 to 6.30 pm.
|1.00 p.m.||Grouping of orange-throwing carts in Corso M. d’Azeglio for inspections.
The Foundation Veterinarian checks all the documentation concerning the horses, their state of health and that they are correctly shoed. The carts are then examined to ensure they have all the appropriate documentation “aboard” (static testing, drivers’ licences and horses’ health certificates) and that they comply with the regulations (safety and measurements of the cart, and breathalyser test on drivers by the competent authorities. After the checks have been completed, the carts proceed to the various town squares, waiting for the battle to begin.
|2.00 p.m.||Start of the Carnival Procession and the Battaglia delle arance (Battle of the Orange) piazza di Città, via Arduino, piazza Gioberti, via Guarnotta, Ponte Vecchio, via Gozzano, piazza Lamarmora, corso Nigra, corso Cavour, corso Re Umberto, corso Gallo, corso Botta, piazza Balla, corso Massimo d’Azeglio, via IV Reggimento Alpini (Tourist Office), via Cascinette, corso Massimo d’Azeglio, piazza Balla, via Palestro, piazza di Città|
|5.30 p.m.||Prize-giving ceremony for the orange-throwers and carts in piazza di Città
Prizes are awarded to the first three foot teams judged on their throwing ability, their image and fair play, to the first three carts drawn by two-horses and the first three drawn by four horses, judged on the horses, trappings and driving, cart decoration and throwing ability.
The Carnival Procession sets off for burning of the Scarli in San Maurizio, Sant’Ulderico and San Lorenzo parishes
The Abbà ride to the square holding up a lantern, preceded by the Pifferi e Tamburi (Pipes and Drums) and accompanied by the Generale (General) and the Stato Maggiore (General Staff). The two Abbà (Priors of the five parishes) of that Parish dismount and walk once around the Scarlo . Holding them by the hand an escorting officer passes them a burning torch to set fire to the Scarlo .
Burning of the Scarlo in San Salvatore Parish in the presence of the Vezzosa Mugnaia (Charming
Miller’s daughter) in piazza di Città. The Mugnaia (Miller’s Daughter) stands up in her golden coach and, when the Abbà (Priors of the five parishes) set fire to the Scarlo, raises her sword symbolising freedom from the tyrant, holding it up high until the Italian flag at the top of the Scarlo has been completely burnt. In the meantime the Generale (General) gives a military salute, standing up in his stirrups. The faster the flames leap up the pole, the louder the crowd shout a brusa!.. a brusa! (it’s burning, it’s burning) as a good omen for the year that has just begun.
Burning of the last Scarlo, San Grato Parish in piazza Lamarmora
Marcia funebre (Funeral March) . After the flames of last Scarlo have died down, the Generale (General) dismounts and, leading his horse by the bridle, heads the Marcia funebre (Funeral March) during which the Pifferi e Tamburi (Pipes and Drums) play a lament for the funeral of the carnival, while the officers drag their sabres along the paving stones. The townspeople follow the cortège in strictest silence, in the last few minutes for them to wear their Phrygian Hats.
Arvédze a giòbia ‘n bot in piazza Ottinetti. The Marcia funebre (Funeral March) comes to a halt in piazza Ottinetti where the Generale (General) dismisses the Pifferi e Tamburi (Pipes and Drums) and thanks them symbolically, in memory of the times when he paid them for the campaign. Everyone exchanges the traditional goodbye Arvédze a giòbia ‘n bot (see you on Thursday at one o’clock). Arm in arm, the General and his staff run to the Town Hall singing the Carnival Anthem.
Closing ceremony in Piazza di Città
In the Town Hall the Generale (General) inspects the Stato Maggiore (Officers of the General Staff) and pins the Campaign insignia on his aide-de-camps’ chests. He lays down his symbols of power and the Assistant Grand Chancellor reads the closure protocol.
from 10 a.m.–6 p.m.
Orange Village and The Ivrea Historical Carnival Shop
in corso Botta